Sustainability

  • Vanderbilt University

    Free paper shredding offered Nov. 15 to mark America Recycles Day

    Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office, in conjunction with VU’s confidential paper shredding partner, Cintas, will celebrate America Recycles Day with a Community Paper Shred Day. The event will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.,  offering free paper, magazine, and book shredding to… Read More

    Nov. 9, 2011

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    Get caught ‘green-handed’ during Game Day Challenge Oct. 29

    Mobile recycling collection trikes help tailgaters reduce waste at Vanderbilt football games. (Bill Randles/Vanderbilt University) On Oct. 29, Vanderbilt will compete with more than 65 schools across the country in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Game Day Challenge. This is Vanderbilt’s second year taking the challenge. Last year, participating… Read More

    Oct. 26, 2011

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    ‘Polar Probings’ opens at Fine Arts Gallery Oct. 13

    "Euneclasteia #2 (detail)," 2007 (image courtesy of Gabriel Warren) Polar Probings: Sculpture by Gabriel Warren opens at the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery with a gallery talk and reception on Thursday, Oct. 13. The reception is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m., with the talk at 6 p.m., at… Read More

    Oct. 4, 2011

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    “Cooking with Sustainable and Local Food from the VU Farmers’ Market”

    Watch video of the first Green Bag Luncheon Series, “Cooking with Sustainable and Local Food from the VU Farmers’ Market,” which took place on September 21. The presenters were Stacey Kendrick, coordinator of health promotion for faculty/staff health and wellness at Health Plus, and Jeff Themm, director of the Nashville… Read More

    Sep. 26, 2011

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    MTA improves West End bus service

    The Vanderbilt community will enjoy more bus routes and stops on West End Avenue as of Sept. 25, 2011. (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt University) Improvements to the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority system begin Sept. 25, 2011, with expanded service along the busy West End corridor. Two new routes and… Read More

    Sep. 21, 2011

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    Sustainability theme to mark Vanderbilt 2011-12 academic year

    Issues of sustainability will be incorporated into many phases of the coming academic year at Vanderbilt. Read More

    Aug. 11, 2011

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    It’s All Connected

    The Sustainability Project sparks a campus dialogue  about our relationship with the environment and commitment to its future (Neil Brake/Vanderbilt)       Bangladesh, in South Asia, is a flat, low-lying land situated between the melting snowcaps of the Himalayas… Read More

    Aug. 1, 2011

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    Reduce pollution on Air Quality Alert days and every day

    Throughout the hot summer days, air pollutant levels can rise, contributing to reduced lung function, wheezing, coughing and possibly triggering asthma attacks. Prior to heading out the door each day, be sure to check the Air Quality Index, especially if you have asthma or other breathing problems. Read More

    Jul. 28, 2011

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    Heat advisory means time to conserve energy

    There are many things you can do to save energy during the summer heat. Read More

    Jul. 12, 2011

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    Kudos

    Read about Vanderbilt faculty, staff, student and alumni's latest awards, appointments and achievements Read More

    Jun. 2, 2011

  • Jonathan Ian Creamer (advisor) and students Catherine Caffey and Emily Alsentzer

    Two Nashville juniors place third in national sustainability challenge

    Students Catherine Caffey and Emily Alsentzer (Photo courtesy School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt) Two members of the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt, Catherine Caffey and Emily Alsentzer, finished third out of 24 finalists in the Siemens We Can Change The World Challenge, a national… Read More

    May. 26, 2011